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Ms. H.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Developing an Academic Vocabulary & Learning Research Skills

My students need 30 World Almanac books and 15 Talk Point recordable buttons.

My Students

Did you ever attempt to learn a foreign language? Remember how hard it was to pronounce those words? My students need programmable buttons to learn how to pronounce new library terms.

My school is close to two military bases and a significant number of my students are dependents of deployed military personnel.

Our small K-6 public school is over 40 years old. Many of my students are deemed at-risk. Over half of my students qualify for free and reduced price breakfast and lunch, but we are not a Title I school. We have all the needs and none of the resources of other schools. One out of every ten children is in a bilingual program, and as a group we are 39% Anglo; 14% African American/Black; 16% Alaskan Native and American Indian; 7% Asian; 6% Hispanic; 3% Filipino; 15% multiracial. My students are struggling to learn how to read and communicate. Although my students represent the very best in America, many of my students do not have access to up to date research materials like Almanacs.

My Project

My school is very diverse and I have many students who are either in bilingual classes or designated as ESL students. Developing an academic vocabulary is a challenge for most of my students. I recently took a workshop where I learned a new way to help my students. I want to use recordable buttons to teach library/academic vocabulary. I plan to select 15 new words each week and program the buttons. When students push the button, it says the word and they must find it in the World Almanac. I need 30 World Almanacs because the ones in my library are 10 years old and I need 15 programmable buttons to make this a success.

My students represent the very best in America, they try very hard.

Many are just learning English and most are developing their academic vocabularies. My students do not have access to up to date research materials like Almanacs. I plan to team vocabulary development and library skills. I need your help to help my students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014 • Amazon $8.39 30 $251.70
Learning Resources Talk Point Display (Set Of 15) • Amazon $81.84 1 $81.84

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This project will reach 180 students.

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